Category: ACT in the news

Governments Communicate in Kairi Case But Won’t Reveal Details

Source: Article |     June 12, 2012 – 11:19pm – Updated 13 June Washington – The United States government on Tuesday told India America Today that Washington was in touch with Delhi, but the US State Department in the same vein refused to confirm if it had received the letters of communication from its Indian… Read more »

Deported woman seeks MEA’s help

Source: May 28, 2012 In a letter to Krishna, Jennifer Edgell Haynes, claims that she was a victim of child trafficking, sexual abuse and exploitation after she was adopted by an American couple when she was seven years old. Seeking the minister’s help. “Until three years back I believed I was a citizen of… Read more »

Indian Consulate awakens to plight of woman under cloud of deportation

Source: Article | May 22, 2012 – 3:36am Washington DC -There was a reaction from Indian diplomatic offices in San Francisco on Monday evening (May 21) as India America Today inquired about an Indian-born American resident, Kairi Abha Shepherd, adopted into an American family as an infant in 1982 and now facing likely deportation… Read more »

NGOs up in arms against inter-country adoptions

Source: Concerned over the alleged violation of fundamental rights of children, two children’s rights non-governmental organisations (NGOs), viz Thane-based Advait Foundation and Pune-based Sakhee have filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court asking for a complete ban on inter-country adoption of children. The PIL, to be heard by the bench of… Read more »

Govt may help Kairi Shepherd

Source: Cheta Chauhan, Hindustan Times New Delhi, May 20, 2012 The Indian government may provide help to 30-year-old Kairi Shepherd, who faces threat of deporation from United States after a local court rejected her claim for residency. Kairi Shepherd was just three months old when she adopted by Erlene Shepherd from an orphanage in… Read more »

Indian adopted at 3 months faces deportation at 30

Source: Article | May 16, 2012 – 10:05pm | By Tejinder Singh Washington DC – Media outlets in India are abuzz with news of Melanie Kannokada, Miss India America 2007, arriving in Bollywood to play Seeta, an Indian girl adopted by American parents. In contrast, a real life drama is unfolding for another India-born… Read more »

Time to suspend inter-country adoptions?

Source: by Danish   Raza May 16, 2012 Mayank and Esha were to get new parents. Their mother, after an altercation with her husband, Ramphal, abandoned the siblings near Kashmere Gate bus terminus, Delhi. A frantic Ramphal traced his children to Holy Cross Social Service Centre- one of the seven recognised Indian placement agencies (RIPAs)… Read more »


Source: Kaumudi Gurjar 9 May 2012 Action follows complaint by NRI about Society of Friends of Sassoon Hospital demanding exorbitant adoption fee SIX months after an NRI parent alleged that the Society of Friends of Sassoon Hospital ( SOFOSH) was charging an exorbitant adoption fee, Child Adoption Resource Agency ( CARA) temporarily suspended the… Read more »

Adoption racket: SC notice to Centre

Source: Reporter Saturday, May 05, 2012 AT 04:31 PM (IST) PUNE: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the Union government, CBI and the Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA), an autonomous body under the ambit of the Ministry of Women and Child Development(WCD), in response to a writ petition demanding suspension of inter-country… Read more »

Baby business? NGOs ask SC to suspend inter-country adoptions

Source: By Danish Raza 4 May 2012 The Supreme Court has issued notice to the union government and the Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA)- an autonomous body under the ambit of the Ministry of Women and Child Development- based on a writ petition demanding suspension of inter-country adoption in the absence of a law… Read more »